[linux-lvm] Whole Disk Usage with LVM ...

Anders Widman andewid at tnonline.net
Tue Nov 19 13:39:01 UTC 2002

> On Sat Nov 16 20:07:02 2002, Goetz Bock  linux-lvm at sistina.com wrote:
>>On Sat, Nov 16 '02 at 14:46, david at lownoisefloor.com wrote:
>>> I am using entire disks.  
>>Bad idea, why don't you want to at last put a partition table on it,
>>with one big partition, that uses the whole disk ... or is this what you
>>had in mind?
> Err, is there a reason why this is a bad idea? 

It  may  upset some tools that do not know how to handle disks without
partition   tables. They will either think the disks are empty or have
broken tables, or just malfunction and crash...

Normally though, there are no problems doing LVM on whole volumes.

> Thanks,
>         Murthy

> (The HOWTO actually gives the example of
> # pvcreate /dev/hdb
> without saying this is a bad idea; or a good one, for that matter.) 

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